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Features

Choosing Used Cast-Iron Cookware
Find quality used cast-iron cookware without breaking the bank.

Historic Shepherds' Huts
Old-fashioned shepherd’s hut continues to provide shelter for both sheep and shepherd.

Zero In on a Zero-Turn Mower
Consider your land maintenance to choose the right zero-turn mower for you.

Acreage Mowers: Walk-Behinds, Tow-Behinds, and Tractor-Mounted Mowers
Find the big acreage mower that’s just right for you.

Landscaping to Conserve Energy and Save Money
Create a beautiful and welcoming space around your home while conserving energy.

Start a Fruit Farm Business
Earn supplemental income with a suburban farm business and growing fruit.

The Nature of Things
A neglected, yet successful garden brings to mind the lessons learned from a favorite ag author.

Coyote Population Control
Curb the coyote population to protect your livestock.

DIY Root Cellars
How to build a root cellar that fits your home and your needs to save money.

Breeds of Chickens for Your Climate
Select breeds of chickens well-suited to your climate, and avoid losing animals to extreme temperatures.

Departments

Our View
Catch of the Day

Mail Call
Homemade Bread, Bacon Recipe, Irish Heritage, Birdhouse Tips, Guinea Hogs

Friends & Neighbors
Portable Solar-Powered Livestock Waterer & Easy Upright DIY Planter from our friends at Farm Show.

GRIT Gazette: Hometown Buzz
Recreational Ornithology
Fly Control for Livestock
Pastured Pigs Course
Wetlands Revival
Historic Plants from Monticello

Gazette: The Latest Buzz on Honeybees
Honeybees have seen better days, but efforts to boost their populations haven’t gone unnoticed.

Comfort Foods: How to Smoke a Brisket
Sometime this summer, use our expert’s secrets for how to smoke a brisket and prepare and smoke the juiciest brisket you’ve ever made.

Recipe Box: Blue Ribbon Baked Beans Recipes
Sweet, savory, or somewhere in between, these baked beans recipes are sure to please everyone at the table.

American Heirlooms: Grow Lesser-Known Nightshade Plants: Ground Cherry, Cape Gooseberry, Tomatillo and More
Every knows about potatoes and tomatoes, but give it a go growing the ground cherry, cape gooseberry, tomatillo, or even wonderberry this vegetable garden season.

Sow Hoe: A History of Victory Gardens
Victory gardens and civilian efforts to support their troops led to full dinner tables and a nation united.

In the Shop: DIY Plans — Build a Garden Harvest Basket
A beautiful and functional garden harvest basket allows you to rinse vegetables (or eggs!) immediately after gathering.


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